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From Vampyr
Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung
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Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
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UC Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Art Collection Highlights - Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
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Typewritten text by Cha describing her performance "From Vampyr." The text is dated May, 1976 Paris. "From Vampyr" was performed at the Centre D'Etudes Americaine du Cinema, Paris, France 1976 when Cha was a student. The text reads "the room is dark / one enters the room with a candle / there is a clock ticking to establish Real Time / the candle establishes the beginning of the performance / as the door opening punctuation / close the door / there should be a ladder against the screen / half on the wall and half on the screen space / i walk very slowly and enter the screen space / there are words
Written occupying the screen space/ with the lit candle i trace and follow the words/ then turn it over the cloth with poem on it to reveal the inversion/ implosion/ underneath is again an empty cloth.../ i throw on it flour until everything is white again / blood of the screenspilledwhite / the screen is emptied again / beneath is the projection screen / where the light from the projector is reflected / a slow zoom / i am standing in front where my image will change by the shadow / through the fades and unfocused stage until the highest image / i move in and out of the image screen / and stand still / back to the smallest image by the projection light until all is dark again / or let everything remain light / i take the candle and leave the space."
Documentation Typewritten text on paper. w8.25 x h11.75 inches

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